What an amazing, incredible milestone that the Diva has reached with this week's challenge. So many Tanglers around the world owe their persistence and growth with this art form to the Diva's challenges.
I started this blog so that I could participate in the Diva challenges. I learnt about the value of these and other online challenges after spending time drawing with Shelly Beauch CZT.
Below is the first Diva challenge I posted on my blog, back in September 2015.
Here are my tiles for challenge #300. It is kind of weird that one of tiles this week features Zenith, as did my first ever challenge tile. I did not even think of looking for this until just now.
My second tile features Drawings (I like doing this one now that I've go the hang of it) and Florz.
It's a string thing
IAST #181 uses a string based on Zen Bud, and tangles Pozer, Puf and Flukes.
Made by Joey #149
This week's challenge uses D as the string and starts with some Dicso. I added D'rua, 'Dillo and Golven.
I'm continuing to use a hand made journal for this challenge. The paper is quite rough and thin, so I have to quite careful how I colour it and shade it. After so many supportive comments about last week's ZIA, I thought I'd include some photos of the process I used to create this week's ZIA.
|Create a template using scrap cardboard|
|Spray on some colour with Kaiser Mists, being careful not to over-wet the page|
|Shade as I go. I normally shade at the end but that leads me to damage this paper. Not sure why.|
I started at my new school this week. I had been at my previous school for 5 years, so starting somewhere new is daunting. Very nervous to begin with. So far it's been a positive experience. I think I'm going to enjoy being here. Students start back next week.
I don't expect to be very active in the Zentangle world for the next few weeks as I get used to new students, new environment and to the general busy-ness of every new school year. Sorry if I don't get to visit and comment on your blogs.
Cheers and thanks again for your comments and support :)